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Old July 13 2013, 06:47 PM   #76
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

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Something like 'the Abramsverse' or simply 'the Abrams era'?

Or maybe the Bad Robot era.
I've addressed this several times already. The new continuity is currently being produced by Abrams and Bad Robot. We don't know if that will always be the case. After all, anything that anyone creates in the Trek universe is ultimately the property of CBS, so other creators can use it in future productions. Filmation Associates produced the animated series, but the Paramount-produced sequel shows were able to mention names and concepts from it ("Unification" referenced "Yesteryear," DS9 used TAS's name for Kor's 23rd-century warship, etc.) By the same token, Bad Robot is producing the current Trek movies, but it doesn't own them. CBS and Paramount share the copyright and CBS holds all the trademarks. (Which actually puts Bad Robot in a lesser position than Filmation, since Filmation actually did hold a copyright to TAS along with Roddenberry's Norway Productions. But Filmation no longer exists and Roddenberry sold Norway's Trek rights to Paramount sometime between TAS and TMP.)
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So it's entirely possible that at some point in the future, someone other than Bad Robot will produce films or TV series set in the Nero-created timeline. So I'd prefer a name that doesn't specify any given creator or production company, something that's just about the timeline itself and its content or its relationship to the others.
And your preferred name would be?

*crickets*

I think either nuTrek or JJTrek will stick for at least the two recent movies.
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Old July 13 2013, 08:07 PM   #77
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

Whatever term becomes the convention, it won't be one which can be specified at this time with any certainty. As with all the (generally-accepted) designations for previous Treks, we'll just have to wait and see which one floats to the top in regular usage. Even then, there's no guarantee it'll be universally agreed-upon (VOY vs. VGER, anyone?)
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Old July 13 2013, 08:13 PM   #78
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

Didn't all of it start with the new Battlestar Galactica being called nuBSG, with all the nuCharacters like nuStarbuck and nuAdama, nuetc...?
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Old July 13 2013, 08:13 PM   #79
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Whatever term becomes the convention, it won't be one which can be specified at this time with any certainty.
No, but neither can any of the other stuff I speculate about as a science-fiction writer. The point of the exercise is to imagine credible possibilities -- not what will happen, but what could work.
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Old July 13 2013, 09:45 PM   #80
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Didn't all of it start with the new Battlestar Galactica being called nuBSG, with all the nuCharacters like nuStarbuck and nuAdama, nuetc...?
Nope. Wasn't nu then, having already been used in describing various genres of popular music. (See: nu-disco; nu-funk; nu-metal; etc. In fiction, see: nu-Earth. See also names of many business ventures going back at least as far as the 1960s; nu isn't new.)
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Old July 13 2013, 10:32 PM   #81
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

Nu isn't new? My head hurts...
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Old July 13 2013, 10:39 PM   #82
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There is nothing nu under the Sun...
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Old July 14 2013, 01:42 AM   #83
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

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Even then, there's no guarantee it'll be universally agreed-upon (VOY vs. VGER, anyone?)
On the TrekLit board, it took a while to convince some people to use TTN as the three-letter term for the "Titan" series instead of... TIT.
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Old July 14 2013, 02:20 AM   #84
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

Until someone else takes over, it effectively is the Abramsverse.
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Old July 14 2013, 02:33 AM   #85
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

I support Abramsverse. It doesn't need to be any more complicated then him being the public face of this much-ballyhooed reboot. Even if he leaves, he'll always be the guy who started it.

(Whenever we get another reboot, we can make a portmanteau out of that guy's name.)
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Old July 14 2013, 03:13 AM   #86
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It's not goddamned important.

No one here gets to vote on it anyway.

Original Trek fans objected to "TOS" for ages (I was there, go ahead and argue the point). It didn't make one bit of difference - TOS it is.

People are calling the movies nuTrek, the Abramsverse, all manner of things. It'll shake out however it shakes out.

As for acronyms - on the teensy-weensy change that anyone would ever call the new movies TFR it wouldn't make a fucking bit of difference than some fans use that to refer to a licensed novel published thirty years ago, since even most people who know what Star Trek is have never heard of the book and would not give a fuck.
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Old July 14 2013, 03:49 AM   #87
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I like Abramsverse.
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Old July 14 2013, 03:53 AM   #88
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There's every kind of porn on the Internet, people. Go find some porn!
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Old July 14 2013, 04:00 AM   #89
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Re: What does 'nu' mean?

I was skeptical of the Abramsverse at first, but now I like the Abramsverse even more. I hope that the Abramsverse continues and that we get a lot more Abramsverse films and even Abramsverse novels. The Abramsverse will live as long as J.J. Abrams wants to pursue the Abramsverse. The Abramsverse films were bigger hits than any non-Abramsverse Trek films; the Abramsverse makes a lot of money for filmgoers who want to come see the Abramsverse.

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Old July 14 2013, 04:04 AM   #90
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Abramsverse is like "Whedonverse." It'll do. So will nuTrek and oldTrek.
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